When We Were Orphans (Relié)

Kazuo Ishiguro

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  • Paru le : 27/07/2000
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England, 1930s. Christopher Banks has become the country's most celebrated detective, his cases the talk of London society. Yet one unsolved crime has always haunted him : the mysterious disappearance of his parents, in Old Shanghai, when he was a small boy. Now, as the world lurches towards total war, Banks realizes that the time has come for him to return to the city of his childhood and at last solve the mystery - that only by his doing so will civilization be saved from the approaching catastrophe. Moving between London and Shanghai of the inter-war years, " When we were Orphans " is a story of memory, intrigue and the need to return ; of a childhood vision of the world surviving deep into adulthood, indelibly shaping and distorting a person's life.
  • Date de parution : 27/07/2000
  • Editeur : Faber & Faber
  • ISBN : 0-571-20384-1
  • EAN : 9780571203840
  • Présentation : Relié
  • Nb. de pages : 315 pages
  • Poids : 0.515 Kg
  • Dimensions : 14,0 cm × 22,5 cm × 3,0 cm

Biographie de Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and came to Britain at the age of five. He is the author of four previous novels : " A Pale View of Mils " (1982, Winifred Holtby Prize), " An Artist of the Floating World " (1986, Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Premio Scanno, shortlisted for the Booker Prize), " The Remains of the Day " (1989, winner of the Booker Prize) and " The Unconsoled " (1995, winner of the Cheltenham Prize). Kazuo Ishiguro's work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. The " Remains of the Day " became an international bestseller, with over a million copies sold in the English language alone, and was adapted into an award-winning film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. In 1995 Ishiguro received an OBE for Services to Literature, and in 1998 the French decoration " Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres ". He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

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